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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:06 AM

If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say



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Reply If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say (Original post)
IronLionZion Jun 2017 OP
Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #1
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #3
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #4
DK504 Jun 2017 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2017 #6
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #7
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2017 #8
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #9
yuiyoshida Jun 2017 #10
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #11
yuiyoshida Jun 2017 #12

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:40 AM

1. I've never heard anyone say these things. It's false.

Don't know the purpose of such a video, except to damage race relations.

As for the fork vs. chopsticks...that one is valid. It's recognized the world over that using one's hands or forks & spoons is easier than using chopsticks. Using chopsticks requires practice. People naturally eat with their hands...no practice needed. No practice needed for using a spoon or fork.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:59 AM

2. in 14 years here, DUers never cease to amaze me

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I guarantee I haven't seen many of the things you've experienced in your life either. Maybe it's false too?


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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:16 AM

3. Everything is online. Feel free to post the numerous examples of people asking

Asian Americans if they're adopted, or the other things in this video.

I'm over 60 so have lived a few years, including back in the dark ages. I've pretty much heard it all. But not these silly things.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:42 AM

4. A lot of people don't understand why I have a Christian name

I must have been adopted!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:08 AM

5. That was hilarious.

As for it being true. Sorry, I have heard the Asian sterotype running rampant since I was a kid. In the South growing up in a family of WWII vets and WWII people that grew up while the war was raging and said every disgusting mane there is for Asians. Even to this day I still hear shit like that.

When I told my mother I was dating someone that was half Japanese, my family was shocked I would date a "non-white". She went to Tulane University for God's sake, it isn't a slacker school either. So yeah, they say shit like that to this day, my nephew/godson dates a girl of Asian decent, my family is shocked he is dating her and how can he date an Asian girl? I swear, they are those assholes that say shit like that, but behind their backs, 'cause that's the polite Southern standards.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:56 AM

6. I'd chuckle if an Asian talked that way to me, but...

... it's easier since I'm part of the white majority/plurality. I might feel more threatened by it as a minority.

Some of the most racist (anti-black) people that I've met are other minorities, though. I don't even want to repeat some of the examples here. One of the more tame examples that I'll share is that a married couple from Sri Lanka became very upset when I said that all humans originated in Africa. They insisted that THEIR ancestors didn't come from there. I asked them several questions about it, wondering if their beliefs were based on religion/tradition or something (like Native Americans who also think their ancestors didn't come from elsewhere), but that wasn't the case. It was blatantly obvious that they just didn't want to be related to any Africans. They both told me that maybe I was related to them (I'm white), but they were NOT! It struck me as funny that they were both darker skinned than any of the African Americans who worked at that place.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 11:08 AM

7. Yup, I've seen it many times

climbing up the ladder by stepping on the heads of others. There were Asians and Jews who owned slaves in the American south and Caribbean as a way of proving they were part of the superior class of people in power. It seems completely insane to me.

I've had 2 cousins marry black men and it was eye opening to hear some of the awful comments from some of my distant relatives. Many of us are just as dark as any black people. (We're South Indian)

South Indians are so similar looking to African people that Mindy Kaling's brother did a social experiment where he pretended to be black to get into medical school.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 11:18 AM

8. It's depressing.

The over-generalizations by some people can go beyond race too. Hearing Ann Coulter demonize liberals in such ignorant ways is one of many examples. I'm not bothered as much if someone mentions tendencies among various groups, especially if there's evidence to back it up, but I'm annoyed by simple minds that try to make it universal.

I think many Republicans have fascist tendencies (being anti-democratic if it suits their desire for more money-based power), but I don't think they're ALL that way.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 11:51 AM

9. Case in point



ABOVE: Kamala Harris (left) with her mother Dr. Shayamala Gopalan (center) and sister Maya Harris (right).



ABOVE: Young Kamala with mother



ABOVE: Father - Donald Harris (Jamaican-American professor)

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 02:00 PM

10. Have you visited the Asian group?

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 03:02 PM

11. Yup, I've posted an OP there earlier

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 03:23 PM

12. fantastic!

Thanks for posting and hope you will post more!

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